IFALPA Daily News – 14 February 2014
Airlines sell a commodity and buy from monopolies, i.e., the airports that provide landing rights.
So it isn’t surprising they have such a tough time making money.
A spike in blinding laser attacks against airliners has Canada’s largest pilots’ association demanding
government controls and tough criminal sanctions.
Brazil’s air traffic regulator says the world’s largest passenger jet will not be able to use the
country’s biggest airport because its main runway is not wide enough for the Airbus A380.
India’s low-cost carriers may be apprehensive of ensuing competition in the local market as
AirAsia readies for its India takeoff, but they seem to have successfully dealt with Tony
Fernandes’ airline on the South-east Asian routes.
Avianca Brasil, the closely held airline that offers free food, is talking with plane makers from outside
Brazil along with domestic manufacturer Embraer SA about an order of as many 50 regional jets.
A few times a month, Airbus Flight Test Engineer Patrick du Ché stands up from his desk, takes off his
jacket and tie, walks to the coat rack in the corner of his office, and slips into a set of fire-resistant
underwear, a bright-orange flight suit, and sturdy black boots.